Marines open Futenma's gate, flightline to visitors

Visitors to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, on June 8, 2014, line up to catch a glimpse of the Marines' newest aircraft to the island -- the MV-22 Osprey.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Okinawa — The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing opened its gates Sunday for the 36th Annual Flight Line Fair.

The event, which featured static aircraft displays, base tours, music, entertainment from local performers, is held to promote friendship with local residents.

Guests had unfettered access to explore the ins and outs of the aircraft they see flying every day on Okinawa, including the controversial MV-22 Osprey. Marines and airmen were on hand to answer questions and guide aircraft enthusiasts through the various fixed-wing, rotary-wing and tilt-rotor aircraft on display.


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